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CNN
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
.9 billion, that's how much global banking giant hsbc is paying the united states government to resolve accusations of money laundering for mexican drug cartels and terror-linked groups in saudi arabia. business correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the who
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 8:00am PST
is hsbc, apparently avoiding a criminal indictment but only because filing criminal charges could have destabilized the world's financial system. instead, the bank pay a record penalty. nearly $2 billion this that settlement, and as rick was just mentioning, the bank is facing a slew of accusations including that it transferred funds to mexican drug cartels and also transferred funds to nations like iran, evading international sanctions. charlie gasparino has more from the fox business network. charlie, is this unique only to hsbc, or is in the first domino to fall here? >> well, i mean, there may be other banks, but it follows a pattern that the justice department has used since arthur anderson following the enron scandal. they didn't want to put any more big companies out of business, so they go into these deferred prosecution agreements, today hit the bank with a big fine and then today kind of move on. what's kind of like -- what's not good about this is that if you think about it, shareholders are suffering when you had probably individual employees who committed possible crimes h
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
legal risks. hsbc this week, agreed to a record $1.9 billion with a "b" settlement of money laundering with sanctions with iran and north korea. some prosecutors wanted to bring charges but the u.s. officials were concerned the consequence would cripple the bank in the u.s. hsbc executive said the bank was quote, profoundly sorry. before taxes, hsbc made $12.7 billion in profits the first half of this year, which makes it too big to prosecute. health care exchanged defined by the affordable care act to get health insurance for coverage and affordability. they will require federal involvement. utah and florida are undecided. 22 states who oppose the president will rely most on the obama administration to make health care coverage available to the residents least able to afford it. finally, where unions stand with chicago mayor rahm emanuel. in the week his former boss la meanted in michigan, he switched a contract to a non-union contractor. 300 union members will lose their jobs. they are not guaranteed full time work, will not have full health care coverage. it's owned by a man describ
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
market news, a lot of talk about china this morning. a final reading of hsbc's manufacturing purchasing manager's survey for china rising in november, first time above the key 50 mark which indicates expanding rather than contraction. it's been since october of last year. also abroad greece announcing it will buy back bonds through a dutch auction. the set up whether allow athenss to assess the level of demand before setting a final bryce for the deal. part of the country's efforts to cut its about a along debt. and in germany, merkel is not ruling out the possibility of notifying greece some of its debt once athens finances are in better shape. angela merkel told a german tabloid that the question of the so-called haircut can be revisited. in the past, merkel's government had ruled out forgiving any debt. >> in corporate new, ubs is reportedly close to a settlement. the "new york times" says the swiss bank is expected to pay horn $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false libor rates. that's pretty huge story and we will take a look and ten to see what happens
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
reuters which follows these things and keeps track of them. we're talking, you know, latest deal hsbc $9.4 billion sale. 15.6% stake in insurance group to thailand based investor group but we're talking about cross border when we talk about china don't forget. we focus so often on u.s. and u.s. companies. the chinese may not be doing a lot of investing for various reasons including political considerations, but they are investing around the world aggressively when it comes to resources. no deal more reflective of that than the one we are waiting for, investors in takeover space are waiting for approval if it does, i'm talking about cnooc's. we'll see if that deal is going to occur. many expect that it will. that seems to be where it is. one never knows on these important issues but again another deal, important deal adding to that very large total for m&m out of china. >> something to watch going into 2013. >>> whirlpool has had the fourth best performance on the s&p 500 so far this year. we'll talk to the ceo about his plan to expand in the united states coming up in the next hour. >>>
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
that hsbc agreed to last week to settle that money laundering probe. >> crazy thing that stock's up. it's leading the exchange there today because people had been expecting maybe a slightly higher fine even than that. three times the amount. it was supposedly taking place for five to seven years, 30 to 40 traders have left. pretty pervasive. >> i wonder how much they -- they make money or lose money after -- >> after all was said and done. $1.5 billion. >> probably lost. they did well. the libor stuff, if you can set rates -- >> well, and the crazy thing, it affects so many different instruments and so many people and so many businesses. >> right. >> i don't know that you could ever actually figure out all the implications from it. >> right. from everyone. and in a related story this morning, the f.t. reports that the new york fed was warned as early as mid 2008 that banks might have been misrepresenting their libor borrowing rate. that was to aid their own trading positions. and that date is much earlier than previously known. according to the f.t., yep, then-new york fed president tim
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
the focus turns once you have the news of monti's resignation. one thing we do want to note, hsbc had its rating cut from double a minus to double a. abercrombie & fitch, open humor out with a notice saying the retailer looks to the markets over the holidays. s intermec is looking to be up in 2013. jim, back to you. >> let's shift to the bonds and dollars. >> you know, looking at the ten-year, seeing it hovering around 160, is about as shocking as the sun coming up in the morning. but nonetheless, last week on interday trades, looked like we were going to close in the high 150s, which would have taken us back many more months. you can see the closing yield chart, going back all the way to august 1st. now, look at boon yields. political issues. you can have the best-laid plans by central banks in the end. ballot boxes, politics, it can get messy. think about what's going on here. now, if we look at the boon going back to august 1st, it's a differe bit of a different pattern. it is hovering at the lowest yields. it did close below yields since august. if we switch gears a bit, move a little
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
. but it adds -- and then you've got all the stuff you were bringing up, hsbc, you've got the high frequency trading. you got the flash crash. you got the idea that it's not an even playing field. >> and then when interest rates are 1% or 2% people feel like no one knows what they should do. >> to what end? i think a big part of it is you have to step back and say what's the bigger picture? what's the concern? a lot of people feel like the system is rigged. so that, you know, one of the things that was interesting to me at e-trade was watching the evolution of self-directed to a need for guidance. sort of some level of guided advice. >> do you believe the -- do you believe that the retail investor has a fair shot? against the institutional investor? >> no. no. i do not. >> i do not. i think that at the end of the day to level the playing field, there are certain products and services that you can buy self-directed. >> shouldn't we be trying to level the playing field? >> of course. of course. >> but the answer is it's never going to be fair -- >> the same information as an institution -- >>
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am EST
's second largest economy. hsbc's preliminary monthly purchasing manager index rose 50.9 from november's 50.5. also, china story. apple's iphone is officially on sale in china starting today. that should help apple reverse a slide in its market share in that really important area. but analysts say the key to apple's future in china is a tie-up with the telecom operator china mobile. the two have been in talks for years but haven't yet come to any agreement. and you wonder how much china, how much do they want? how much do you have to give up to get a part over there? almost everything, right? >> pretty much. all of your data, everything -- >> their way, they get your technology. do they get the lion's share of -- do they split anything down the middle? >> anyway let's talk about facebook. a major facebook lockup expiration is happening today. early employees' investors will get their first chance to sell about 156 million facebook shares since the ipo back in may. and joining us now on the "squawk" newsline, henry blodget, the ceo and editor in chief at business insider. good morning. >> go
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
in december, according to hsbc. china pmi rising to 51.5. and that is a result of manufacturing in china in a year and a half. the shanghai index ended the day about 1.6% higher, highest close since june 20th. it has been a nice run that we've seen also in china to our point before. it's been up 16% since its four-year low in december. >> for the year the index is up 3% right now. for those who missed it, this will be the first annual gain in, i believe, three years' time. this has not been a positive stock market, despite the economy growing 7%, 8%, 9% or so. as the chinese president said this morning, there will be policies put in place to support growth. and whatever nervousness in the transition is going to fade and policymakers can get more involved. >> we've seen this play out in the metal stakes. the best fourth quarter in two years, up 56%. iron ore prices. that's a real lead on demand. and especially as the chinese government makes all these nods toward urbanization plans and the need to update and invest in infrastructure. these are the areas where you want to be. >> yeah. also
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